The World’s Tallest Buildings of the 20th Century

We present you the list of the world’s tallest buildings; from Philadelphia City Hall in 1901, to Burj Khalifa today.

Until 1901 the tallest buildings of the world were churches or cathedrals. The Home Insurance Building in Chicago was built in 1884 and it was the World’s first skyscraper. It was the first building to have a complete frame as a supporting structure. Philadelphia City Hall (built in 1901) was taller than Ulm Minster and thus the tallest building of any kind. Ever since then, the world’s tallest building has always been a skyscraper. Since the completion of the Washington Monument in 1884, the world’s tallest building was not usually also the world’s tallest structure. Until 1930 the tallest structure was the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris.

The world’s tallest buildings of the 20th century

1901–1908 Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, United States, height 167 metres (548 ft)

The world’s tallest buildings of the 20th century

1908–1909 Singer Building, New York, United States, height 186.57 metres (612.1 ft)

The world’s tallest buildings of the 20th century

1909–1913 Metropolitan Life Tower, New York, United States, height 213.36 metres (700.0 ft)

The world’s tallest buildings of the 20th century

1913–1930 Woolworth Building, New York, United States, height 241 metres (791 ft)

The world’s tallest buildings of the 20th century

1930 Bank of Manhattan Trust Building, New York, United States, height 283 metres (928 ft)

The world’s tallest buildings of the 20th century

1930–1931 Chrysler Building, New York, United States, height 319.9 metres (1,050 ft)

The world’s tallest buildings of the 20th century

1931–1972 Empire State Building, New York, United States, height 381 metres (1,250 ft)

The world’s tallest buildings of the 20th century

1972–1974 World Trade Center, New York, United States, height 417 metres (1,368 ft)

The world’s tallest buildings of the 20th century

1974–1998 Sears Tower, Chicago, United States, height 442 metres (1,450 ft)

The world’s tallest buildings of the 20th century

1998–2003 Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, height 451.9 metres (1,483 ft)

The world’s tallest buildings of the 20th century

2003–2010 Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan, height 509.2 metres (1,671 ft)

The world’s tallest buildings of the 20th century

2010–present Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, height 828 metres (2,717 ft)

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